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Cooking Greens

Chard, kale, mustard greens, turnip greens, collard greens, beet greens--they can be used almost interchangeably in recipes (although each will add its own distinct flavor). Kale and collard greens are a bit heartier than the others and will require a bit of extra cooking time.

Types of Cooking Greens — From Collard Greens to Turnip Greens
From beet greens to turnip greens, see the difference and find great ways to cook greens.

How to Cook Greens
Simple and tasty ways to cook greens.

How to Clean Cooking Greens
A quick step-by-step guide to cleaning cooking greens.

How to Cook Kale
Nine ways to serve kale.

About Collard Greens
Collard greens are mild, earthy, and delicious - see how to buy, store, and cook them here.

About Dandelion Greens
Dandelion Greens are bitter bitter bitter and delightfully delicious to those who love them. Find ways to tame their bitterness and put it to good use.

About Spring Greens
Find yummy ways to cook spring greens.

Beans and Greens Soup
A can of white beans, a handful or two of cooking greens like chard or spinach, and some chicken or vegetable broth and you have an easy Beans and Greens Soup %u2013 easily augmented with more ingredients or just super simple and easy for a quick dinner.

Gnocchi With Greens & Ricotta
This recipe calls for chard, but any cooking green works just as well. Cook heartier greens like kale or collards longer, and more delicate spinach for only the last minute of gnocchi cooking time.

Greens & Green Garlic
A few chopped green garlic stalks add a springy sweetness to collard greens, kale, or Swiss chard.

Greens and Olives
Olives add a salty depth to greens.

Greens Braised With Anchovy & Tomato
Hearty greens are cooked with anchovies and garlic in a bit of canned tomato until they become wonderfully savory.

Greens With Garlic & Chiles
A blast of garlic and spicy chile make quick, tasty work of any cooking greens. Use kale, dino kale, chard, turnip greens, collard greens, mustard greens, or even the more pedestrian spinach.

Greens With Mustard Seeds
Greens cooked with "popped" mustard seeds take on a slightly smoky aroma and a discernible nutty flavor.

Greens With Onion, Ginger and Pepper
These greens are sweet with onion, a bit spicy, and luscious when simmered for a bit.

Greens With Preserved Lemon
Saute some greens and throw in some preserved lemon and you have an ultra-healthy, delicious winter side dish of Greens With Preserved Lemon.

Greens With Yogurt and Cumin Seeds
Add a bit of cayenne for a spicy kick, but the intense, earthy flavor of freshly toasted cumin seeds are the real draw here.

Pasta With Greens
This dish is quick, easy, nutritious, deliciously tempting, and works with greens of all sorts.

Kale Chips
Make tasty and healthy kale chips in a snap.

Sauteed Spinach
Unlike many other cooking greens, spinach cooks quickly over high heat.

Savory Shelling Beans & Greens
A simple, savory, flexible dish of fresh shelling beans and cooking greens perfect for fighting off fall's chills.

Spinach & Chickpea Curry Stew
Chickpeas, spinach, and canned tomatoes are gently stewed with onions, ginger, garlic, and spices to make a quick, nutritious one-dish dinner.

Kale Tomato Pasta
This dish of Kale Tomato Pasta cooks in the time it takes to boil the water and cook the pasta.

Kale Red Onion Salad
Kale doesn't need to be cooked - try it raw in a salad.

Turnip Soup With Greens
Turnip greens add color and flavor to this simple turnip soup.

Dinosaur Kale
Dinosaur Kale - a.k.a. Tuscan kale, Lacinato kale, black kale, or cavolo nero - is a very hearty cooking green with dark, dark green leaves and lots of flavor.

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